Removals to Portugal from Spain

Looking for a Trusted Removal Company to Move you to Portugal from Spain?



Living in Portugal

If you’re an EU national , you don’t require official approval to live or work in Portugal, although you still require a residence card ( autorização de residência) . If you visit Portugal to look for work, you have 180 days in which to find employment or establish a business and apply for a residence card . EU nationals who come to Portugal to work for a period of less than three months and seasonal workers whose work duration doesn’t exceed eight months, don’t require a residence card. Employees whose work period will last more than three months and less than 12 months require a temporary residence permit valid for the duration of their employment contract.

Although a developed country and a high income country, Portugal has the lowest GDP per capita in Western Europe and its population has one of the lowest incomes per head among member states of the European Union. visit the government website for more info

The average wage in Portugal is 1,039 € per month (net), and the minimum wage, which is regulated/ref by law, is €485 per month. As of March 2012, the unemployment rate is at 14.8%. see this link for cost of living in portugal

Portugal is among the 20 most visited countries in the world, receiving an average of 13 million foreign tourists each year. Tourism is playing an increasingly important role in Portugal’s economy. Most tourists in Portugal are British-, Spanish- or German-origin visitors. The main tourist regions, also popular for expats can be broken-down into: the Greater Lisbon, the Algarve, Greater Porto and Northern Portugal, the Portuguese Islands ( Madeira and Azores), and Alentejo. Other tourist regions include Douro Sul, Templários, Dão-Lafões, Costa do Sol, Costa Azul, Planície Dourada, that are unknown to many tourists or visitors.

Property prices in the country are projected to continue falling for the remainder of the year. Demand for Portuguese properties is expected to remain weak in 2013. There are no restrictions on foreign property ownership in Portugal and transaction costs are generally low. The unbelievable value that is now available to those thinking about a retirement  property or a property that will produce an income long term. Many owners are keen to realise the value of their property by selling them now. This has created a great opportunity for buyers, allowing them to pick up excellent 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom apartments or houses near the beach or inland at prices that were unattainable 1 year ago

Transport in Portugal

By the early 1970s Portugal’s fast economic growth with increasing consumption and purchase of new automobiles set the priority for improvements in transportation. Again in the 1990s, after joining the European Economic Community, the country built many new motorways. On many highways, toll needs to be paid, see Via Verde . Vasco da Gama bridge is the longest bridge in Europe. A national railway system that extends throughout the country and into Spain, is supported and administered by Comboios de Portugal .

The major seaports are located in Leixões, Aveiro, Figueira da Foz, Lisbon, Setúbal, Sines and Faro.

The two largest metropolitan areas have subway systems: Lisbon Metro  and Metro Sul do Tejo in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area and Porto Metro in the Porto Metropolitan Area, each with more than 35 km (22 mi) of lines. In Portugal, Lisbon tram services have been supplied by the Companhia de Carris de Ferro de Lisboa (Carris), for over a century. In Porto, a tram network operated by Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos do Porto (STCP) , of which only a tourist line on the shores of the Douro remain.


There are many expat forums on the internet with people previously seeking to move to Portugal from Spain or UK, these can be of a great help in wanting any help or advice, below are just a few links that may be of help


Removal Company from Spain to Portugal

Then Matthew James Removals & Storage in Spain should be your first port of call. With 3 depots in Spain; Mijas, Madrid & Barcelona and are able to offer collection from any region in Spain, from city apartments to rural villas.

You can be rest assured that Matthew James are able to take care of every aspect of your move to Portugal,  from any property big or small with delivery door to door / room to room to any local or national Portuguese destination.

Although you are looking for a Spanish Removal Company choose one of the British one’s based in Spain such as Matthew James.

Our company has been accredited to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. We are members of IAM (International Association of Movers), the world’s largest trade association for the global moving industry.

Matthew James firmly believe no other company can match our quality of service for the same price Spanish or English. Unlike a majority of companies your removal quote will include:

  • Insurance
  • Hanging Wardrobe boxes
  • Tailor made padded sofa covers
  • Boxes, Paper, Tape (as many as you require for your removal free )
  • Hanging Wardrobe boxes
  • Plastic Mattress covers
  • Modern, Clean and reliable vehicles

Parking for Removal Lorry in Portugal

Lisbon is an old city of narrow, winding streets built on seven steep hills so on-street parking spaces are few, especially at night in the popular downtown Bairro Alto, Baixa and Chiado areas, and parking tickets, clamping and police fines are rigorously applied. You also need to consider whether a large removal vehicle will be able to access your property, you may require a tranship vehicle this is charge extra as all your furniture and personal effects will need transhipping from the large vehicle to a smaller vehicle and then carried into your property.

  • Some places require a residents or company parking permit (Cartaõ de Residente) during work hours between 08:00-18:00
  • Some places require residents parking permits (Cartões de Residente) at all times, particularly in residential zones

please make sure you notify Matthew James of any parking restriction for your Portuguese property upon quotation

Matthew James Removals from Spain to Portugal offer a number of Removal Services to help make moving Villa or Apartment as stress free as possible. These services are charged as extra and are upon request.


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Matthew James Removals travels to Portugal from Spain weekly and they are able to offer very competitive rates for Part Loads or Full Loads to any destination in Portugal By Road: ✓ removals to Lisbon ✓ Removals to Porto ✓ Removals to Guimarães ✓ Removals to Vila Nova de Gaia  ✓ Removals to Viseu ✓ Removals to Braga ✓ Removals to Rio Tinto ✓ Removals to Amadora ✓ Removals to Aveiro ✓ Removals to Funchal ✓ Removals to Odivelas ✓ Removals to Coimbra ✓ Removals to Matosinhos ✓ Removals to the Algarve ✓ Removals to Madeira ✓ Removals to Azores ✓ Removals to Amora ✓ Removals to Almada ✓ Removals to Ponta Delgada

If you are moving To or From any of the areas listed above then please don’t hesitate to contact our Bi-Lingual Staff for more information, advice or a Competitive Price for your Move to Portugal

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Matthew James Removals & Storage SL
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